David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(Airs 4/16/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Dutchess County Executive and Republican Gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro.

(4/16/18 @ 1 p.m.) A 2013 encore In Conversation interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock and Dr. David Nasaw, Author of the New York Times best-selling book The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy.

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about the results of the special election Tuesday in the 102nd New York state Assembly district. The pair also discuss the rehab of the Amsterdam Armory.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the special elections being held across the region Tuesday.  The two also discuss Amazon dismissing the Capital Region's bid to house its second headquarters.

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Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about Tuesday's special elections for state legislature seats. The two also discuss Cynthia Nixon's use of media in New York's 2018 gubernatorial race.

(Airs 4/22 & 4/23/18) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Cailin and Ira talk about whether Facebook is journalism, the Denver Post and editorializing negatively about your own paper, a listener letter and much more.

(Airs 4/20/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the Working Families Party splits over the candidates in the race for governor, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on what the breakup means for both political sides in the race, and state and regional officials hold a groundbreaking for a new theme park.

(Airs 4/19/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovet, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 4/19/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Yale Professor and Author Timothy Snyder. Alan speaks with Professor Snyder about his new book The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Publisher and Editor of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about a severe animal abuse case in Garrattsville, N.Y.

The Daily Gazette

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about the Mohonasen School District's proposed tax increases and teacher cuts.  The two also discuss a former Saratoga County police officer who asked for permission to file taxes on a computer as he awaits trial on child pornography charges.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associated Editor of The Times Union, about a complaint filed against Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan's election campaign.  The pair also discuss Robert Carville, a former tannery owner, who was indicted and faces up to $41 million in fines for storing hazardous waste at his abandoned factory in Gloversville, N.Y.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the race for governor.

(Airs 4/15 & 4/16/18) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, and Cailin talk about local news and what happens in communities that don’t have it, what just happened at the Denver Post, your letters about Sinclair, and much more.

(Airs 4/13/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Legalizing Marijuana becomes a campaign pledge for a newly launched Democratic candidate for Governor, our political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the importance of the Working Families Party in the next Gubernatorial election, and we’ll visit a town hall meeting recently held with 21st District Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.

(Airs 4/12/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Karen Scharff, Executive Director of Citizen Action and Co-Chair of the Working Families Party.

(Airs 4/12/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Ann Simmons, Veteran Foreign Correspondent, LA Times Global Development Writer and Editor, and The 2018 James H. Ottaway Sr. Visiting Professor of Journalism at SUNY New Paltz.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of AllOtsego.com, The Freeman's Journal and Hometown Oneonta, about the new Hesse's Archaeological Museum in Otsego, N.Y.

The Daily Gazette

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Managing Editor of The Daily Gazette, about the controversial push by city officials to create a sewer district in Burnt Hills, N.Y.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about an arts Regents credit for high school students.  They also discuss embattled Siena men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos.

(Airs 3/08 & 3/09/18) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Cailin and Ira talk about Sinclair making dozens of local news anchors recite the same script, a listener letter about advocacy journalism and bias, and much more.

(Airs 4/06/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: two warring factions of Democrats in the state Senate re-unite, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts Governor Cuomo’s role in reuniting senate democrats, and Plattsburgh joins a growing list of cities suing pharmaceutical companies over the opioid crisis.

(Airs 4/5/18 @ 3p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli.

(Airs 4/5/18 @ 1p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation With Mary Beth Pfeiffer, Award-winning investigative journalist and author of the new book Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro's campaign for New York governor.

The Daily Gazette

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, the new Managing Editor of The Daily Gazette, about The Gazette's tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. 

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about a fire in Greene County, N.Y. that killed five.  The pair also discuss Rensselaer residents advocating to shut down a local dump.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the state budget and the race for governor.

(Airs 4/01 & 4/02/18) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Judy and Cailin talk about the issue of journalism and activism, CNN’s Santorum ‘controversy’ and whether it shows the worst of cable news, NY Daily News political reporter Ken Lovett is arrested for talking on his cell phone in the Senate chamber lobby, and much more.

(Airs 3/30/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: lawmakers scramble to pass a budget before the April 1st deadline, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Daily News reporter Ken Lovett being arrested in the senate chamber lobby this week, and Remington files for chapter 11 bankruptcy with ties upstate.

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